Improving climate adaptation—Is measurement a barrier?

Webinar recording

Many leading agencies and foundations have announced large climate adaptation investments to improve climate resilience, and they will need reliable evidence to assess which investments are the most impactful. Yet, lack of clarity about which approach to take when measuring climate resilience is a barrier that needs to be overcome to help move these strategies forward. On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, we hosted a panel discussion webinar to explore this topic further, followed by a roundtable with resilience measurement experts.

Panel webinar: 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. ET. In this webinar, a panel of experts discussed the leading approaches to resilience measurement, the analytical challenges and opportunities that arise when applying each approach to measuring climate resilience, and tools available to those looking to implement such measures.

Panelists included: 

  • Dr. Tulika Narayan (discussant), vice president of climate change, Mathematica
  • Dr. Michael Carter, distinguished professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC-Davis, & Director, BASIS Markets, Risk & Resilience Innovation Lab
  • Dr. Mark Constas, associate professor in the International and Development Economics group in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, Cornell University
  • Nate Ives, resilience measurement advisor, USAID
  • Dr. Catherine Pomposi, climate advisor, USAID

Roundtable: 12:00—1:00 p.m. ET. Additional resilience experts joined the panelists to advance the conversation on rigorous resilience measurement. Participating experts included Dr. Mo Alloush (Hamilton College), Dr. Greg Collins (University of Arizona), Tim Frankenberger (TANGO International), Dr. Lindsey Jones (World Bank), Dr. Hope C. Michelson (University of Illinois), and Dr. Fernanda Zermoglio (USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security).

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